The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has named John C. Roeser as Associate Director and deputy head of the Office of Market Supervision in its Division of Trading and Markets. Mr. Roeser will assume his new role immediately.
Mr. Roeser replaces Heather Seidel who was named in February as Chief Counsel for the Division of Trading and Markets. The division’s Office of Market Supervision oversees U.S. securities exchanges, alternative trading systems and self-regulatory organizations, and addresses issues involving market participants, products, and market structure.
“John brings outstanding initiative and experience that makes him perfectly suited for his new position,” said Stephen Luparello, Director of the Division of Trading and Markets. “His breadth of experience and knowledge will well serve investors and the agency.”
Mr. Roeser has been an Assistant Director in the Office of Market Supervision since 2005 and played a key role in market structure and other regulatory initiatives. He began his SEC career in 1998 as a staff attorney in the office and was later promoted to special counsel and senior special counsel. During his tenure, Mr. Roeser has received numerous SEC awards, including the SEC’s Jay Manning Award in 2008, which is given annually to an employee in the Division of Trading and Markets who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to excellence in preserving fair and honest markets.
“I am honored to take on this new role. I have deep respect for my talented and dedicated colleagues in the office and throughout the Commission who are carrying out tremendous responsibilities on behalf of our markets and investors, and I look forward to continuing to work with them to help advance the agency’s mission.” said Mr. Roeser.
Mr. Roeser holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and graduated cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law. He received a master of laws in securities and financial regulation from Georgetown University Law Center in 1998.